Mt. Vernon Register-News

May 13, 2013

RLC honors its own during Board, Faculty, Staff Dinner


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Rend Lake College took time to honor its own May 2 at the 2013 RLC Board, Faculty, Staff Recognition.

President Terry Wilkerson welcomed those in attendance at the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center Great Room. He started the evening by presenting awards for years of service to the college.

Those receiving five-year awards were Brian Clark, Joe Ervin, Christina Hutcheson, Ron Murray, Kristina Shelton, Damon Sims, Leah Stallman, Rachel Sveda and Pete Wilce.

Those receiving 10-year awards were Chad Copple, Kathy Craig, Leslie Harmon-McKenzie, Gary McGill, Kay Shaw, Rodney Summers and Arvella Waugh.

Receiving 15-year awards were Nicki Bowlin, Kathy Byars, Kelly Eubanks, Brenda Heinzmann, Trinda Heitmeyer, Frank Hughey, Glenna Maxwell, Ricky Robinson, Sue Scattone and Tracey Webb.

Rob Little received a 20-year award. Receiving 25-year awards were Bob Carlock, Dr. Linda Denton, Martha McCreery, Paula Myers and Dave Warner. Cathy Cross received a 30-year award.

Wilkerson also honored retirees. Those retiring include Bob Carlock, Clay Holman, Sharon Richardson, Dave Warner and Sam Whisenhunt.

Chris Kuberski, vice president of academic instruction, announced Speech Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Bailey-Smith as the Assessment Award winner. Kuberski announced the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award honoree as Early Childhood Education Professor Tina Grounds. The Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award went to the late Jim King, who taught in RLC's Mining Technology Program before passing away on April 27, less than a week before the ceremony. King's family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Jim King Memorial Scholarship through the Rend Lake College Foundation.

The final award of the night was the 2013 Outstanding Staff Award. Vice Presient of Career-Technical Instruction Lisa Payne announced Beth Stevens, allied health division administrative assistant as the recipient. Stevens started out as a student worker at the college. In 1995, Stevens was hired to a full-time position and later moved to the Allied Health Division.